Bird, dandelions, blurred background....creative titles are difficult.

But the PlayRaw shouldn’t be too difficult.
Not sure exactly what I’d like to see with this but I think a sharp foreground and well defined bird would be easy enough for you folks.
I do remember that this morning of shooting back in April of this year was meant to just be a short excursion…scouting actually. It ended up turning in to a 5 hour trip to three different locations, two batteries and some 400+ images later I returned home.

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One possibility with dt 4.8.0

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ART 1.22


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A simple edit in DT V4.9 composed for better or worse using the the rule of thirds for the cropping.
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My fun with ART and GIMP

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My version…

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A second try (leaving some grain in):


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Ok, closer to the bird and jazzier lighting. Still trying to keep it “real”, though.


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G’MIC’s dehaze and Local Variance Normalization blend. Dehaze is one of my favorite presets for images like this. :slight_smile:

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Thank you for the play. With ART, GIMP and G’MIC:

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Funny


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Good shot!


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With a blurred foreground :smiley:


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Northern Flicker, red-shafted male, most likely Arizona or thereabouts.